Online services associated with the PlayStation 3 version of Grand Theft Auto V will be taken offline before the end of this year, effectively rendering GTA Online void on the old Sony console . Multiplayer will be unavailable from December 16, 2021, and Shark Cards usable in the PS3 version will no longer be sold from September 16. Grand Theft Auto V single-player story mode will not be affected by Rockstar pressing the in- game online abilities switch .

While we strongly doubt that there are many users actively playing GTA Online on PS3, the blog post confirming the news states that it will not be possible to transfer characters hosted on the system to a PS4 or PS5. . “There is no functionality available to transfer character data or progress from these platforms. There will also be no refunds for Shark Cards purchased on PS3.

However, Grand Theft Auto V isn’t the only Rockstar game affected by this move. The PS3 versions of LA Noire and Max Payne 3 will also have all of their online services disabled on September 16, 2021. This includes website stats tracking and the Rockstar Games Social Club.

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